Area Police Reports
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
PORTLAND-Justin A. Baker, 20, of Erie, Pa., was charged Thursday with two counts of third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, two counts of reckless driving, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while impaired by drugs and multiple vehicle and traffic law infractions. At approximately 10:22 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received information from the Pennsylvania State Police that a vehicle pursuit was headed into New York State on Route 5. Once deputies observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, they attempted to stop it near Westfield. Other deputies were able to set up stop strips in the roadway and successfully brought the speeding vehicle to a halt in Portland. The driver-Baker-was taken into custody. Investigation revealed that Baker was impaired by drugs. He was arraigned in Westfield Court and remanded to the county jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 property bond.
DUNKIRK-Hunter D. Giordano, 20, of Buffalo was charged Saturday with speed in zone, unlawful possession of marijuana and zero tolerance. At approximately 1:42 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 60 in Dunkirk. Investigation revealed that the driver-Giordano-was intoxicated and under 21. He was also in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. Giordano was issued tickets and released. He will appear at Dunkirk Court on a later date. He will also appear in front of a Department of Motor Vehicles law judge to answer to the zero tolerance violation.
FREDONIA-Patrick F. Donohue, 20, of Buffalo was charged Sunday with passing a red signal and driving while intoxicated, DWI per se with blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher. At approximately 1:34 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 20 in Fredonia for failing to stop at a red light. Investigation revealed that the driver-Donohue-was intoxicated. He was taken into custody for processing and released. He will appear in Fredonia Court at a later date.
POMFRET-Amanda R. Klemowski, 20, of Buffalo was charged Sunday with no head lamps, no tail lamps and zero tolerance. At approximately 2:31 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 60 in Pomfret for not having tail lamps or head lights on. The driver-Klemowski-was found to be intoxicated and under 21. She was detained, processed and released with tickets to appear in Pomfret Court at a later date. She will also appear in front of a DMV law judge to answer to the zero tolerance violation.
JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Willie F. Lockett, 51, of Jamestown was charged Monday with second-degree strangulation and third-degree assault. At approximately 2:10 a.m., officers responded to 335 Foote Ave., Apt. 1, for a report of a physical domestic dispute. Upon arrival, officers determined that Lockett had engaged in a physical dispute with the victim. Specifically, it was determined that Lockett punched the victim several times, causing minor injuries. He then strangled the victim to the point of unconsciousness. Lockett was taken into custody without incident and transported the city jail. He is pending arraignment.
ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Jeremy P. Green, 35, of Falconer was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated, felony DWI and failure to maintain lane. Ellicott Police attempted to stop a vehicle on Fairmount Avenue after a short pursuit in Jamestown. The vehicle was stopped with the assistance of the Jamestown Police Department. The driver-Green-was found to be intoxicated. He was arraigned in Ellicott Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of bail.
Scott J. Apthorpe, 42, of Kennedy was charged Saturday with moving from lane unsafely, failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated, DWI per se with BAC of .08 percent or higher and aggravated DWI with BAC of .18 percent or higher. At approximately 11:30 p.m., police observed a vehicle on West Main Street violating several vehicle and traffic laws. After the vehicle was stopped, it was determined that the driver-Apthorpe-was intoxicated with a BAC three times the legal limit. He will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.
Rebecca A. Owles, 37, of Jamestown was charged Saturday with failure to stop at a red light, driving while intoxicated, DWI per se with BAC of .08 percent or higher and aggravated DWI with BAC of .18 percent or higher. At approximately 2:25 a.m., police were stopped at a red light. When the light turned green and the patrol car started to move forward, it was nearly struck by another vehicle that failed to stop at the red light from the side. Police stopped the vehicle on Tiffany Avenue near Blackstone Avenue, and found that the driver-Owles-was intoxicated. He had a BAC three times the legal limit. Owles will appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
SOUTH DAYTON-Joshua J. Dash, 34, of Randolph was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with child in the vehicle and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after a patrol received multiple calls that Dash was driving intoxicated with two children inside his car. He was located and arrested in South Dayton. Dash was arraigned in Persia Court and remanded to county jail in lieu of $3,000 bail. He is due back in court at a later date.